Guwahati: Speaking on the new two-child policy in Assam, CM Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the only way to eradicate poverty and illiteracy among the Muslim minorities is to follow the two-child policy. “People belonging to the Muslim community are not showing any resistance to the policy since it is for the welfare of their own community.
“All Assam Minority Students’ Union (AAMSU) met me last month and admitted that Muslims in Assam need population control measures. I am meeting Muslim intellectuals in July and I am sure they will support state government’s policy,” Sarma told reporters in Guwahati.
“This policy (two-child policy) is the only way to eradicate poverty and illiteracy in Muslim minorities. It’s for the welfare of the minority community and I don’t think there is any resistance from them,” he said.